3D Printed Molds Save Time and Money for Specialty Lighting Company

Western Technology is a manufacturer of specialty lighting solutions that cater to a variety of highly specialized industries such as aviation, oil and gas, and maritime.  Their products are used in a variety of environments making it important that the design is both versatile and functional. In their Utah office, they have been successfully utilizing […]

Albuquerque Business First: Viewpoint – 5 things that make high-tech business in NM unique (for better and worse)

New Mexico is a unique place in culture, beauty and art. It’s also very unique when it comes to the high-tech industry — both in good ways, and in bad. In “Viewpoint: 5 things that make high-tech business in NM unique (for better and worse)” I share some of my thoughts on what makes New […]

Simulation Driven Product Development with Free Form Fabrication

Joining Two of PADT’s Favorite Things: Simulation and 3D Printing Recent advances in Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) have removed barriers to manufacturing certain geometry because of constraints in traditional manufacturing methods. Although you can make almost any shape, how do you figure out what shape to make. Using ANSYS products you can apply topological optimization […]

Phoenix Business Journal: The next revolution in manufacturing is full automation

Manufacturing is about to go through a major revolution, one that will have impact around the world. A new generation of automation will be changing the way things are made. In “The next revolution in manufacturing is full automation” I take a look at what it all means.

ANSYS R17 Brings Added Tools to Mechanical Licenses

Some of you have probably already noticed, but ANSYS Mechanical licenses have some changes at version 17. First, the license that for years has been known as ANSYS Mechanical is now known as ANSYS Mechanical Enterprise. Further, ANSYS, Inc. has enabled significantly more functionality with this license at version 17 than was available in prior […]

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Additive Manufacturing Service is Back on Line at PADT

Everyone needs a vacation. After over 15 years of service our Sinterstation 2500Plus needed some facility upgrades  and machine updates. That work is now done and our SLS system is back up and running and better than ever, producing parts for customers who have come to count on its unique capabilities. Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is […]

PADT Events – June 2016

The year is almost halfway over and the pace of events that PADT is attending and holding is slackening a bit as we account for summer vacation and, in Phoenix, the blistering heat.   Take a look below to see what we have planned, mostly webinars, and review what happened in a fun filled May below. […]

Fund a Great Idea: ReadyXO Crayon Box on KickStarter

As a parent I know that crayon management has always been a problem in our family, especially when we travel. We could have used the ReadyXO – a simple container that cleverly uses the lid to provide stability so it doesn’t tip over.  Now is your chance to control your crayons and help fund a […]

Phoenix Business Journal: ​A call for revolution: time to push back on long payment terms

I don’t rant so publicly often, but this new trend to push very long payment terms on to small businesses is just bad for everyone involved. Join the fight! Read the blog posting, “A call for revolution: time to push back on long payment terms”  and rise up!

Phoenix Business Journal: Businesses should not worry about the software they need and use what they have

This week’s TECHFLASH blog post in the Phoenix Business Journal takes a look at what companies can do to maximize the software investments they have already made. “Businesses should not worry about the software they need and use what they have” I offer up some best practices for maximizing your company’s software investment.

AZ Business: Large tech companies are critical to a startup community

The May/June 2016 of AZ Business Magazine focuses on innovation and technology business in Arizona. This includes our contribution to the discussion “Large tech companies are critical to a startup community.”  In this article I make a case for remembering the big guys out there that train, spawn, fund, and even buy the startups that […]

Do you have an Internet of Things Strategy? PADT Can Help

“It is not just a trend, it is a Tsunami. One day you will wake up and see a giant wave headed your way, and that wave will be the Internet of Things!” This was the opening line from a presentation given by the VP of sales for a major engineering software company. It got […]

Phoenix Business Journal: Security – This is the biggest challenge for the Internet of Things

This is our final post in a series on The Internet of Things, or IoT.  In “This is the biggest challenge for the Internet of Things” I take a look at the monster that keeps IoT companies up at night – Security.  In the end, security is a big concern when designing your IoT device, […]

Money Radio: Business for Breakfast Interviews PADT’s Eric Miller

Ken Morgan and Mark Asher of Money Radio interviewed PADT’s Eric Miller to learn more about what we do here and how “We Make Innovation Work” as part of the Business Leader Spotlight. Listen to the interview here:  

The Record Reporter: Simulation Solutions

PADT’s Ward Rand and Eric Miller were interviewed recently by Chris Gilfallan of  “The Record Reporter” about what PADT does and how it impacts the local product development and intellectual property community. It ended up being a great overview and is aimed at helping the Arizona legal profession understand a bit more about what we […]